Scott Hean, ICD.D
Appointed to the Board in March 2014 and to Chair in June 2017, Mr. Hean has over 35 years of experience in junior mining exploration finance, international banking and international finance. He retired in December 2015 as CFO of Quaterra Resources after 9 years of service. He served for 10 years as a board member of Sabina Gold and Silver (TSX: SBB) where he was Chair of the Compensation Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. Sabina Gold and Silver has a burgeoning gold and silver property in Nunavut, Canada. He has also been a Board member on numerous early stage mining explorations companies traded on the TSX-V. Mr. Hean served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director with Bank of Montreal, responsible for natural resources sector financings in North America. Previously, he served with J.P. Morgan of New York, primarily financing junior exploration and producing oil and gas companies. He has a B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario and an accreditation as an ICD.D, the Institute of Corporate Directors, Director from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.
David Christie, P.Geo.
Mr. Christie has more than 32 years of experience in the resource sector. He is currently President, CEO and Director of Orford Mining Corp (TSX-V: ORM). David was previously Vice President with Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Inc. and Dundee Resources Limited, wholly owned subsidiaries of Dundee Corporation. Previously Mr. Christie was also President, CEO and Director of Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation which was acquired by Osisko Mining Corporation. He is a Director of Condor Precious Metals Inc (private). Previously he was a director of Osisko Mining Corp. Prior to joining Goodman and Company in 2011, Mr. Christie was a highly ranked gold and precious minerals equity research analyst at two bank-owned dealers for 12 years. He also has extensive experience in the North American mining industry working as a professional geologist exploring for gold, base metals, uranium and platinum group metals. Mr. Christie is a member of the PDAC convention planning committee. He received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from McMaster University in 1986, is a Professional Geoscientist with APGO and NAPEG, and a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada
J. Paul Farquharson, B.B.A.
President & CEO, Director
Mr. Farquharson is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and has been with eCobalt (previously Formation Metals Inc.) for over 25 years. Mr. Farquharson has been integral in the success of over $230M in financing for the Company, and has made valuable contributions to corporate development and strategic acquisitions for eCobalt and its subsidiaries. He possesses extensive mining industry expertise, including corporate management, administration, compliance, and capital markets.
Gregory Hahn, CPG, B.A, M.S.
Appointed to the Board in May 2013, Gregory Hahn has over 35 years of mining industry experience and is currently the Interim CEO, President and COO of Canamex Resources Corp. He has served on the board of numerous companies including Marathon PGM Corp. and Metalline Mining where he was Director and Interim President & CEO. Hahn was also former District and Senior Geologist and Chief Mine Geologist with Noranda (now Xstrata) on the Blackbird Project, located adjacent to the Company’s 100-percent owned ICP.
Robert Metka, B.Sc., Eng., M.B.A.
Robert Metka has over 23 years of mineral production and engineering experience as V.P. of Projects for Noranda Minerals and V.P. and General Manager of CEZinc. He is presently a Principal of Hatch, the world’s largest international mining engineering company.
Monique Rabideau, B.A., J.D.
A lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, Monique Rabideau is currently the Practice Lead, Capital Markets and Securities for Practical Law Canada at Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Over the course of her 27 year career, she has advised many companies, including mineral exploration, development and producing mining companies. She is also currently the Chair of the Board for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, the national charity that has been helping dancers across Canada make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. She has a B.A. from McGill University and a law degree from the University of Toronto.
David Smith, M.Sc., P.Eng., C.Dir.
Mr. Smith is the Senior Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and has held this position since 2012. Previously he held the position of Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Agnico’s investor relations team in 2005, Mr. Smith was a mining analyst and also held a variety of mining engineering positions, in both Canada and abroad. Mr. Smith is a Chartered Director, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Gold Group and an alternate Director of the World Gold Council. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston and the University of Arizona, respectively. Mr. Smith is also a Professional Engineer.